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Archive of eighty-nine (89) items related to American Astronauts. 1st item: Authors Signed WE SEVEN: BY THE ASTRONAUTS THEMSELVES, First Edition, First Printing, by M. Scott Carpenter, et al., published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1962. Octavo, 352 pages including index and black and white photographic images, hardbound in black cloth with white lettering to front cover and spine, pictorial end papers, includes dust jacket. Signed by all seven authors, including Donald K. Slayton, John H. Glenn, Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Alan B. Shepard, Virgil I. Grissom, and Walter M. Schirra, to front end paper. 9 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 2nd-77th items: Group of seventy-six (76) publicity photos of astronauts with autopen signatures, including one (1) John Herschel Glenn, Jr., two (2) Alan Shepard, seven (7) Neil Armstrong, two (2) Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, two (2) Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., one (1) Malcolm Scott Carpenter, seven (7) Edward "Ed" Higgins White II, seven (7) James Arthur Lovell, Jr., seven (7) Thomas Patten Stafford, seven (7) John Watts Young, seven (7) Frank Frederick Borman II, eight (8) James Alton McDivitt, seven (7) Elliot McKay See, Jr., eight (8) Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., and three (3) Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. 78th-87th items: Ten (10) space-related photographs, including a photograph of the homecoming of Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr. to Hawaii, May 1963, images of Gemini IX-A Space Walk and Terrain Views, the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX, and more. Includes duplicates. 88th item: Booklet titled NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, ASTRONAUT JOHN H. GLENN, JR., FRIENDSHIP 7, February 20, 1967. Softcover octavo, 20 double-sided pages with text and black and white photographic images. 10 1/2" H x 8" W x 1/8" D. 89th item: Gilt metal souvenir pin in the shape of a Mercury capsule. Unmarked. 3/4" L. Provenance: the collection of former NASA employee Alexine Wilkerson of Franklin, Tennessee, who worked at the Space Agency from 1962-1966. Condition: 1st item: Signatures in overall very good, legible condition. Pages with light toning. Dust jacket with shelf wear, toning, creases, 3 1/2" tear to top left of front, 3/4" tear lower center of back, 1" x 1 5/8" area of sticker residue, lower right of front, 6 1/2" vertical area of separation of mylar from paper, lower left near spine of front. Covers in overall good condition with some sun fading, normal shelf wear. 2nd-77th items: One Thomas Patten Stafford photo with 1/4" area of red glitter nail polish, lower right. 88th item: Shelf wear to covers. Overall waviness to pages and covers, toning.